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Our specially trained math instructors will teach your child how to understand math in an individual setting; our unique approach enables us to explain concepts really well and lend a helping hand to every student. Our tutors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps kids thrive and learn! Read below to learn more about our talented team:

Maya Diakoff, Center Owner

With Mathnasium since 2014; before starting with Mathnasium, Maya taught high school for 10 years

School attended: Occidental College & UCLA

Degree: MS in Chemistry

Hobbies & interests: Astronomy, roller skating

What I love about Mathnasium: I love helping kids aquire the tools they need in order to become advanced math students.

Maya is also the co-owner of the Eagle Rock Mathnasium. She opened the Glendale location in 2015 and took over the Eagle Rock center in January of 2018. 

 
 

Jennifer Carpinteyro, Community Outreach Coordinator

With Mathnasium since 2016; Jen is also a business owner and is a former elementary school teacher.

School attended: Sonoma State University

Degree: BA in International Studies

Hobbies & interests: Spending time with friends & family

What I love about Mathnasium: I became passionate about Mathnasium after the positive outcome and improvement I saw in my daughters, who have attended since 2016

 

Adlai Franco, Center Director

With Mathnasium since 2016

School attending: California State University, Northridge

Major: Finance

Hobbies & interests: Music, exercise, astronomy

What I love about Mathnasium: It's a fun environment to learn Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

Evette, Education Director

With Mathnasium since 2015

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Biology

Hobbies & interests: Camping, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Teaching still!

What I love about Mathnasium: Allows me to help give kids that "Oh, I get it!" moment.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

Alexis, Assistant Director

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Biology

Hobbies & interests: Music, reading, cooking

Where I will be in 5 years: Traveling!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's a great learning environment that helps students develop confidence in math!

  

 

Kevin Roxas

Kevin, Lead Instructor

With Mathnaisum since 2016

School attended: UCLA

Degree: B.S. in Microbiology

Hobbies & interests: Cooking, traveling, board games

Where I will be in 5 years: Working in the medical field

What I love about Mathnasium: Sharing my love and knowledge of math with students in a fun and engaging environment.

 

 

Aitana, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: Hoover High School

Intended major: Business with a minor in dance

Hobbies & interests: Dancing, reading

Where I will be in 5 years: Finishing up my undergraduate degree & working part time at a dance studio

What I love about Mathnasium: The opportunity it gives kids to grow in their understanding of math in a fun and positive way!

  

 

Cesar, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: Glendale Community College

Major: Math and Economics

Hobbies & interests: Motorcycles, bicycles, politics, religion

Where I will be in 5 years: Hopefully nearing graduation from the University of Minnesota. I plan on getting a graduate degree in economics from there.

What I love about Mathnasium: I love when I get to see a concept "click" in a kid's mind. The smile it generates could light the whole sky.

 

 

Justin, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2015

School attended: Miami University

Degree: B.A. in Creative Writing

Hobbies & interests: Math, filmmaking, acting, writing, comic books

Where I will be in 5 years: I'll still be making films!

What I love about Mathnasium: It's fun! Math creates strong logical thinking and Mathnasium provides a fun place to learn it.

 

 

 

 

Megan, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: Crescenta Valley High School

Intended major: Math

Hobbies & interests: Tennis, music, swimming, traveling

Where I will be in 5 years: Still in school or studying abroad.

What I love about Mathnasium: Sharing my love of math with the kids and watching each of them develop their own motivation to improve.

 

 

Michael, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2014

School attending: California State University, Los Angeles

Major: Applied Mathematics

Hobbies & interests: Dance classes, bowling with friends, working out at the gym.

What I love about Mathnasium: I love how Mathnasium teaches math to the students in a way that makes sense to them. They don't just learn what to do, but also why they do it. 

 

 

Narek, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2016

School attending: UCLA

Major: Math/Economics major, Computer Science minor

Hobbies & interests: Reading, excercise

Where I will be in 5 years: Working on a master's program

What I love about Mathnasium: Being able to be a part of the students' journey through mathematics.

 

 

Rebecca, Instructor

With Mathnasium since 2017

School attending: St. Monica Academy

Intended major: Kinesiology

Hobbies & interests: Dance, sailing, skiing

Where I will be in 5 years: I'll be an athletic trainer

What I love about Mathnasium: I love being part of a team of instructors that truly cares for every child and their education.